Monday, May 4, 2015

Michelle Obama's Convention Pendant.

It's no surprise that Michelle Obama's turquoise, v-necked, double faced cashmere sheath dress was designed by her Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto. What was surprising was the brooch was just something she had in her jewelry box. What taste in accessories! According to Laura Schwartz, a former adviser to the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the pendant was reminiscent of Barack's rising sun campaign logo. And, Schwartz said, the pendant was placed over Michelle's heart, so it might have symbolized that her speech was coming straight from her heart. Makes me wonder what will be the inspiration for Hillary Clinton's suit tonight. Did you like Michelle Obama's look?

Michelle Obama's Convention Pendant.

It's no surprise that Michelle Obama's turquoise, v-necked, double faced cashmere sheath dress was designed by her Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto. What was surprising was the brooch was just something she had in her jewelry box. What taste in accessories! According to Laura Schwartz, a former adviser to the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the pendant was reminiscent of Barack's rising sun campaign logo. And, Schwartz said, the pendant was placed over Michelle's heart, so it might have symbolized that her speech was coming straight from her heart. Makes me wonder what will be the inspiration for Hillary Clinton's suit tonight. Did you like Michelle Obama's look?

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